In a bid to create sustainable job opportunities and livelihoods for adults and young people development organizations and stakeholders have accepted that computer technology is a remedy for job creation and sustainable development that will positively contribute to strengthen and further curtail threats to the transition process from war to peace. In terms of technology, Sierra Leone has a long way to go, more so as the country’s poor economic performance is an obstacle to create and access computer opportunities for its citizens.
Moreover, as the transition process progresses businesses expand and in many of these there is the introduction and use of computer technology in the daily administration of these businesses. For students and individuals seeking employment opportunities, knowledge and experience, computer technology is now a criterion in obtaining jobs both in the public and private sectors. Unfortunately, computer training opportunities and access is not available in all institutions of learning; few of the country’s citizens and institution have access to it.
Technological empowerment is economic empowerment for the poor and un-employed; this will enable them to undertake self-employment and entrepreneurial initiatives and help meet long-term sustainable development needs. This also will bolster up the post-war economy. A career opportunity for youth and adults within the modern day technology has been recognized as one of the key tools for addressing the issues of poverty and un-employment, which serves also as a threat to the country’s regional and national transition process.
Objective of the project
Promoting computer literacy among the population of Sierra Leone, through support, empowerment and training (SET). Give impetus to the development of the service sector in the country, Promoting the development of local communities as business centers, Connecting local communities to global communities and business, Making knowledge available to the local communities, through the internet Encourage a culture of ‘passing on knowlegde’. And to
help (re) build the postwar society, prepare individuals for the job market and to create better job prospects for individuals.